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Random
05-04-2003, 09:05 PM
Hardly figures, they're more like statues, and they are some of the best colletables I've ever gotten. I've taken it apon myself to get them all, and I'm pleased with everyone.

Anyone else buying these up?

Check out some of the upcoming figs:
http://cargobay.starwars.com/toys/otherfigures/unleashed/sidious_unleashed.jpg
http://cargobay.starwars.com/toys/otherfigures/unleashed/obiwan_unleashed.jpg
http://cargobay.starwars.com/toys/otherfigures/unleashed/unleashedluke.jpg
http://www.rebelscum.com/toys2/toyreviewscan.jpg

I can hardly wait!

My only problem now is, I'm running out of room to display them all.

Lynk Former
05-04-2003, 09:44 PM
@.@ ooooooooooh lol so kewl...

ZBomber
05-04-2003, 10:56 PM
ooh, I like the Han. ;)

Lynk Former
05-04-2003, 11:25 PM
Luke looks like he's doing a little dance :p ahah, look at him go!!

Random
05-05-2003, 08:58 AM
Originally posted by ZBomber
ooh, I like the Han. ;)

Looks like he has the scar on the chin and everything.

daring dueler
05-05-2003, 05:32 PM
ill buy those, i have them all eccept anakin and padme, wasnt to impressed with those.

dark jedi 8
05-05-2003, 06:40 PM
how could you not like the padme?

anyway, i havn't gotten them because the stores around my area never got any in except for mual and jango. but i do like the vader, leia, and sidious. if i find them i'll definately but them.

Hindy
05-05-2003, 07:56 PM
I ve got Padme, Anakin and Vader... I brought Padme cos I heard a rumour a while back saying they were getting recalled due to her nipples being to apparant, so I snapped one up.

I like Luke and Sidious, they will be next on the list.

StarCords
05-05-2003, 10:05 PM
I've got Jango and Boba, and love 'em. Going for Han and Obi(maybe Luke).

ZBomber
05-05-2003, 10:19 PM
Originally posted by Hindy
I ve got Padme, Anakin and Vader... I brought Padme cos I heard a rumour a while back saying they were getting recalled due to her nipples being to apparant, so I snapped one up.

I like Luke and Sidious, they will be next on the list.

:naughty:
*Goes to pick up a Pad*

Random
05-05-2003, 11:10 PM
I heard that about Padme too. Dang shame that people are so uptight about things like that. Hard to believe the rumor though, considering the Leia figure that was just released.

I also don't get why they released 2 Vaders. One from the Cloud City pose where he's asking Luke to join him. And the other, in the same pose, but with a removable helmet and standing on his meditation chamber instead of the railing on Cloud City.

I think the Mace figure is probably the best of what's released so far.

Lynk Former
05-05-2003, 11:17 PM
It's cause Vader is THE bad guy and the "Luke, I am your father" moment is one of the most famous movie moments, I mean what kewl stuff has Luke ever done compared to Vader? XD

StarCords
05-06-2003, 08:18 PM
Had a big part in liberating the galaxy. ;)

daring dueler
05-06-2003, 11:36 PM
that padme never left the product lines, just so ya know, and i passed on padme cus it really doesnt look like her.

Hindy
05-07-2003, 11:51 AM
Yeah I would have to agree with you about it not looking like Padme from the front but I think the profile is quite accurate when its compared with the Ep II teaser poster (just happens to be next me!). Plus her "bangers" are oversized compared to Natalie Portman... but whos complaining I still like the figure

daring dueler
05-07-2003, 05:32 PM
ok yeah the profile is good, but still id rather save my money to buy ohhh the better ones like vader dooku or mace.

Random
05-07-2003, 08:56 PM
Yah, the face on padme isn't quite right, but when you look at it you know exactly who it is. And it is a good figure overall. The Leia figure is better though, but seems to be a slightly smaller scale. Or is Carrie Fisher really that small?

Hindy
05-07-2003, 09:35 PM
Yeah fair dos, wasn`t saying Padme was one of the better ones just that the profile was accurate. Strange how the face can be accurate without looking more like her.

Personal fave is the Vader... although Im wantin Han the more I visit this thread

ZBomber
05-11-2003, 10:56 PM
Originally posted by Random
Yah, the face on padme isn't quite right, but when you look at it you know exactly who it is. And it is a good figure overall. The Leia figure is better though, but seems to be a slightly smaller scale. Or is Carrie Fisher really that small?

Oh, shes that small. Shes as tall as me (about 5'2)

dark jedi 8
05-11-2003, 11:26 PM
the new boba unleashed looks great. they have an add for it in the SW insider magazine which is shipping now and should arrive to subcribers and the news stand.:) i'd say that its the best so far!

Random
05-13-2003, 12:09 AM
Yah, i just got that Insider and the Boba Fett is a must get for any collector. Its got him trying to blast out of the Sarlacc pit with a few tenticles holding his legs and a large fire effect from his jetpack.

I'll be watching the preorder section on KEBco so I can be first on the list of orders.

ZBomber
05-14-2003, 06:13 PM
Yeh. I was drooling when i saw that fett. ;)

daring dueler
05-15-2003, 11:50 PM
well lets hope you get it eh z? well yeah nothin new here but ill buy em all.(might have to order them)

StarCords
05-17-2003, 07:22 PM
Which issue is that?

ZBomber
05-17-2003, 08:23 PM
Originally posted by StarCords
Which issue is that?

The latest one. :p

@ Daring - Why wouldn't I? :confused:

StarCords
05-18-2003, 01:56 PM
Sorry, 67 or 68? I haven't got my 68 yet and I'm not sure if other people do.

ZBomber
05-18-2003, 09:43 PM
Originally posted by StarCords
Sorry, 67 or 68? I haven't got my 68 yet and I'm not sure if other people do.

Hmm, not sure. But it has Leia Organa from Episode 4 on the cover. ;)

daring dueler
05-19-2003, 04:32 PM
because z, you have enouh trouble finding basic figs.

Random
05-19-2003, 09:51 PM
Thought you guys might want to know, the Han, Yoda, and Fett figures are now avalable to preorder from KEBco.com. I ordered mine a few minutes ago.

There are a few other new 3.75" figures avalable too. Mostly classic characters there.

I'd sugest that you DO preorder them now if you're interested. When you predorder, your order is put in a waiting list. First to order first to recieve. So the sooner you order the better. I'm still waiting for my Aayla and Bariss figures cause I waited so long.

ZBomber
05-19-2003, 10:13 PM
Originally posted by daring dueler
because z, you have enouh trouble finding basic figs.

So do you. :rolleyes:

StarCords
05-23-2003, 10:01 PM
Ok, that's 68, i don't have it yet.

daring dueler
05-24-2003, 01:42 PM
z, you definatly have a harder time finding basic figures and delux than i do, since i pick up alot of figures for you

-(goin to wal mart today)

ZBomber
05-27-2003, 02:18 PM
Originally posted by daring dueler
z, you definatly have a harder time finding basic figures and delux than i do, since i pick up alot of figures for you

-(goin to wal mart today)

I don't have trouble finding them. I pick you up a lot of figures too. :rolleyes:

leXX
05-27-2003, 03:06 PM
Should I get the Unleashed figures or spend the extra and get the Kotobukiya figures? Does anyone know anything about the Kotobukiya figures, their quality, value for money etc? I only know about them because I saw them while browsing Popcorn.co.uk. Here's a link...

http://www.popcornlive.co.uk/starwarsep2subchoice.asp?subsubcat=Kotobukiya+Figu res&subcat=Episode+2+Figures

Random
05-27-2003, 10:13 PM
I might be interested in the Clone Trooper figure. I personally like the Unleashed figures better. The action-poses are more 'actiony'. The pictures are kinda low rez so its hard to tell, but those statues don't seem to have as much detail as the Unleashed ones. All that considered and that the Unleashed figures are about 6X cheeper, I wouldn't feel bad missing out on the Kotobukiya figs.

The other thing is that the older Unleashed figs are pretty much only avalable from ebay or a rare website, it'll take some more legwork to get them. I watched the auctions each day and waited for a Buy It Now to appear at the price I was willing to pay.

leXX
05-28-2003, 07:07 AM
Thanks. I'll go for the unleashed ones then. :)

I wasn't really into poseable action figures until I bought the Tod McFarlane Matrix Series 1 figures. They just look so awesome that I have to buy more. I'm currently trying to find a Moloko Kusanagi figure from Ghost in the Shell.

I've ordered Anakin Unleashed and Darth Vader (removable helmet) Unleashed. I'll keep an eye on ebay for the rest.

Random
05-28-2003, 10:04 AM
Well, Lexx, The unleashed figs arn't really very poseable. They're more like statues than they are figures. On Mace you can turn his wrist to angle his saber, but that's it. With Anakin you can change out one of his hands to have either 1 or 2 sabers, and the arm on the droid he's killed moves. And Dooku's arm moves up and down, and you can switch out his hand with either his saber or a big wave of Force lightning. But dang they look great.

But really, when were SW figures ever poseable? The new 3.75" figures are pretty stattic. You can move their arms and hands around, but if you want them to stand up their feet have to be in the same place.

If you want high articulated figures, Todd Toys are probably the way to go. That or the new GIJoe figs, but I don't like those as much as the classic ones.

leXX
05-28-2003, 10:26 AM
I guess poseable was the wrong word to use, I know they are static. ;)

daring dueler
05-28-2003, 06:42 PM
Originally posted by leXX
Should I get the Unleashed figures or spend the extra and get the figures? Does anyone know anything about the Kotobukiya figures, their quality, value for money etc? I only know about them because I saw them while browsing Popcorn.co.uk. Here's a link...

http://www.popcornlive.co.uk/starwarsep2subchoice.asp?subsubcat=Kotobukiya+Figu res&subcat=Episode+2+Figures

well, get what you like better, but i know that the Kotobukiya are well worth the price, not posable though.

leXX
05-29-2003, 08:13 AM
Yes, as I said in my previous post, I know they are not poseable. I was trying to say 'in a pose' but I used the wrong word. :)

I got the Anakin and Vader Unleashed figures today. I'm very happy with them. I have Mace on the way and I'm keeping an eye on ebay for some others. I'm only getting characters I like though. My display cabinet is looking goooooood. :D

I really want that Luke one in Random's original post. Any idea when it is due out?

Random
05-29-2003, 10:16 AM
"Soon" is all I can say right now. Just yesterday I deleted the email from KEBco that told me when each one was going to become avalable. I'm betting it was Late June or July.

I don't have anywhere to get them reilably, so I preorder online.

daring dueler
06-03-2003, 05:59 PM
the latest i heard was late july early august.

Hindy
06-03-2003, 08:39 PM
Ok I the Kotobukiya Darth Vader! Got it around christmas and cost me 60 from Forbidden Planet.

I think they are awesome almost twice the size of the unleashed figures. They come in pieces and you have to snap them together which is quite fun. I recommend having washing up liquid near by as certain pieces can be a really tight squeeze but at least they dont fall apart!

My Kotobukiya Vader sits proudly next to my Sig Edition MR Saber surounded by unleased figures. Only problem is I have nomore space!

Random
06-03-2003, 10:04 PM
Heh, I know what you mean Hindy. I had to rearrange my computer/Star Wars room to make more space for all my stuff.

I didn't know the Kotobukiya figs were so large. Perhaps I might look into them after I finish my MST3K xvcd collection.

leXX
06-04-2003, 08:47 AM
Yeah, I didn't realise they were that big! They sound like good value for money now. I think I will invest in a couple. I wish I knew about that Forbidden Planet a lot sooner. I've been getting my Dark Horse comics and graphic novels from TFAW.

I got my Mace unleashed figure today. I have a question. He is holding his saber using a reverse grip. Does Mace ever use a reverse grip? I don't remember ever seeing him doing it!

Random
06-04-2003, 10:15 AM
Yah, the fig is holding it reversed. No, you don't see him do it in the movie. I'm going to say they took "artistic liscense" on this one.

One of the Anakin hands are like that too.

Hindy
06-04-2003, 10:35 AM
Lexx, I know they sell um at Forbidden Planet in Croydon which is south east London, SE25 I think. I dont know about the central London branch as I ve never been there. Depends which is closer.

I could post some pics if you would like to see the scale compared to unleashed figures. They vary in size because they are 1:7 scale of the original suits/ actors.

leXX
06-04-2003, 01:09 PM
www.forbiddenplanetstore.com

They have them on the net so I'll get them from there. Thanx. ;)

Yeah, I wouldn't mind seeing a pic, cheers. :)

Hindy
06-04-2003, 03:55 PM
I never thought about checkin on the web... Shame about Vader being out of stock as it looks the most impressive out of them all. If you want Vader and cant find one I can tell you other places around London where I have seen them.

leXX
06-04-2003, 04:49 PM
There is one here (http://www.popcornlive.co.uk/prodpage.asp?ProdID=3068), but I notice it is 15 more expensive!

I have the Unleashed Vader, so I don't think I'll be getting that Koto Vader one, thanks anyway. :)

Hindy
06-04-2003, 06:51 PM
The unleased Vader is pale in comparision... Right thats it tomorrow im gonna post a pic!

ZBomber
06-04-2003, 09:56 PM
Originally posted by leXX
www.forbiddenplanetstore.com

They have them on the net so I'll get them from there. Thanx. ;)

Yeah, I wouldn't mind seeing a pic, cheers. :)

Hey LeXX, Nice to see you posting in collecting. ^_^

Anyways, I don't have any unleashed figures, but I plan on saving up my money and buying a Mace Windu soon. ;)

daring dueler
06-05-2003, 12:01 AM
some advice z, save for boba, mace is hard to find here now, and online will rip you off. just advice.

daring dueler
06-12-2003, 05:02 PM
just got 3 new delux i ordered
luke
obi wan
darth sidious

leXX
06-13-2003, 02:25 PM
Originally posted by ZBomber
Hey LeXX, Nice to see you posting in collecting. ^_^

Thnx, but I've been posting in here for quite a while now. I even started a thread not too long ago. ;)


I've just pre-ordered Luke. I think that will be my favourite out of the lot. It just looks so great, plus Luke is one of favourite characters.

That means I will have:

Darth Vader (with or without helmet)
Mace Windu
Anakin Skywalker

Luke Skywalker


I still can't make my mind up about a Koto figure. I probably will get one eventually. I just don't know where I'm gonna put it! lol

:D

ZBomber
06-13-2003, 02:50 PM
Originally posted by leXX
Thnx, but I've been posting in here for quite a while now. I even started a thread not too long ago. ;)


I've just pre-ordered Luke. I think that will be my favourite out of the lot. It just looks so great, plus Luke is one of favourite characters.

That means I will have:

Darth Vader (with or without helmet)
Mace Windu
Anakin Skywalker

Luke Skywalker


I still can't make my mind up about a Koto figure. I probably will get one eventually. I just don't know where I'm gonna put it! lol

:D


I know, its just your posting more in here now. Its good to see some familiar faces in a world full of noobs. :D

Hindy
06-13-2003, 02:57 PM
Hey Z do I count a noob? Other than showcase modeling forum this is my fave. I have so much Star Wars stuff laying around

ZBomber
06-16-2003, 04:43 PM
Originally posted by Hindy
Hey Z do I count a noob? Other than showcase modeling forum this is my fave. I have so much Star Wars stuff laying around

Not to me. You did join before me. ;)

daring dueler
06-18-2003, 01:13 PM
the 3 unleashd i got are realy cool, but im waiting for the next wave probly in late july early august...i cant wait for boba ....btw has anyone found darth removable helmet or leia sail barge.

Random
06-18-2003, 09:03 PM
I never did find the second Vader or Leia in stores. I did find them as a set at an online toy store and bought them for around $40 total. I deleted the link after i got them so I can't post it for you, sorry. You might want to run a few searches on google, or check ebay. I bought most of my old Unleashed figs on ebay. All the new ones I'm preordering from KEBco.com.

daring dueler
06-20-2003, 12:03 AM
i didnt want the econd vader but i did want leia, the second vader is the same as the 1st just with a removable helmet.
i also dont have ankin or padme, didnt want thoise, im more for the figures.

ZBomber
06-20-2003, 12:46 AM
Originally posted by daring dueler
i didnt want the econd vader but i did want leia, the second vader is the same as the 1st just with a removable helmet.
i also dont have ankin or padme, didnt want thoise, im more for the figures.

i thoguht you didn't want the Leia......

daring dueler
06-20-2003, 10:30 AM
well, the likness of the sculpt is verry good, so i think i will.

ZBomber
06-22-2003, 12:49 AM
Originally posted by daring dueler
well, the likness of the sculpt is verry good, so i think i will.

I think you should just buy all of them ^_^

daring dueler
06-24-2003, 11:06 AM
i would, but i am saving my money for the non-fx free standing darth vader master replica and the shuttle.

IdioticFan
07-01-2003, 08:04 PM
Am I the only person who think the "unleashed" figures look really violent, especially the Maul and Yoda ones!! Plus, the padme figure has a six pack, I swear!

daring dueler
07-02-2003, 01:01 PM
well welcome i guess, they are "violent" in a way, they are capturing the figures in a prime sculpt, they are violent because people dont want a statue of them just standing(some d0) but these are not meant for that, and she has a six pack yes, but she also has hunmungo wowa and thats not true, they want them to sell and lok cool.

ZBomber
07-04-2003, 11:19 PM
Originally posted by daring dueler
well welcome i guess, they are "violent" in a way, they are capturing the figures in a prime sculpt, they are violent because people dont want a statue of them just standing(some d0) but these are not meant for that, and she has a six pack yes, but she also has hunmungo wowa and thats not true, they want them to sell and lok cool.

^what he said^

daring dueler
07-06-2003, 01:08 PM
yes i am rite and correct.

leXX
08-15-2003, 08:57 PM
I got Luke Unleashed the other day, and it is great, but one thing is annoying the crap outta me. The join in the saber trail. It is so obvious. It's like they didn't even bother to blend it in so it wouldn't stand out so much. Does it annoy anyone else, or is it just me? Little details like this bug me. To tell you the truth, I don't think I would of bothered buying it if I'd have known beforehand. None of the pictures showed this join.

Why didn't they just spend that extra little bit of money on making the packaging bigger so they wouldn't even have to have a join in it and spoil it. I wouldn't mind spending a couple of extra quid on a bigger packet. Argh!

ZBomber
08-15-2003, 09:24 PM
Originally posted by leXX
I got Luke Unleashed the other day, and it is great, but one thing is annoying the crap outta me. The join in the saber trail. It is so obvious. It's like they didn't even bother to blend it in so it wouldn't stand out so much. Does it annoy anyone else, or is it just me? Little details like this bug me. To tell you the truth, I don't think I would of bothered buying it if I'd have known beforehand. None of the pictures showed this join.

Why didn't they just spend that extra little bit of money on making the packaging bigger so they wouldn't even have to have a join in it and spoil it. I wouldn't mind spending a couple of extra quid on a bigger packet. Argh!

A join? Huh? You mean how the Saber effect conects to the platform?

leXX
08-15-2003, 09:39 PM
No this join...

(which you can hardly see in the pictures convieniently)

ZBomber
08-15-2003, 10:04 PM
Originally posted by leXX
No this join...

(which you can hardly see in the pictures convieniently)

Hmm... I never noticed that....

leXX
08-15-2003, 10:21 PM
Exactly my point. The picture is extremely deceiving. In reality, the pieces are different colours and the join isn't a good one. Grrrrr

Tesla
08-15-2003, 11:04 PM
I've never posted in Collecting before, and i want to know more about these Unleashed Figures, anyone got a link to a webpage for people in the UK, so i can buy them if i like them :) ?

Thanks if you can :)

leXX
08-15-2003, 11:25 PM
I get mine from http://www.forbiddenplanetstore.com/ (you can find them in Action Figures/Star Wars/Unleashed)

Cheapest I've found on the net. =)

Click here (http://cargobay.starwars.com/webapps/cargobay/browse/272) too.

Tesla
08-15-2003, 11:42 PM
Thank you leXX ,i'll look further into these websites :)

daring dueler
08-15-2003, 11:56 PM
i bought the luke a short time ago, inoiced the joint immediatly, but i still like the figure, by the way i have it displayed, you cant see it very good

ZBomber
08-16-2003, 12:44 AM
Originally posted by daring dueler
i bought the luke a short time ago, inoiced the joint immediatly, but i still like the figure, by the way i have it displayed, you cant see it very good

Yeh, I never saw it. Still a great Unleashed figure thoguh. ;)

daring dueler
08-17-2003, 01:43 AM
yes, yes it is....hey does anyone know if the kotobokiyo use glue? or does it juts go togeather? if no glue, im gong to look inot bying a vader or mace and yoda one?

Reclaimer
08-17-2003, 10:35 AM
Originally posted by leXX
I get mine from http://www.forbiddenplanetstore.com/ (you can find them in Action Figures/Star Wars/Unleashed)

Cheapest I've found on the net. =)

Click here (http://cargobay.starwars.com/webapps/cargobay/browse/272) too.


That's where I buy mine if I don't find them anywhere else.

daring dueler
08-17-2003, 11:12 AM
ive never ordered from there....i ordered my last batch of unleashed from www.johns-toys.com and i order things fron lots of other places too.

Reclaimer
08-17-2003, 12:02 PM
The Link doesn't work.

Darth Groovy
08-17-2003, 12:38 PM
Fixed the link, try it now.

Reclaimer
08-17-2003, 01:04 PM
Thanks Groovy.

ZBomber
08-17-2003, 04:37 PM
Originally posted by daring dueler
ive never ordered from there....i ordered my last batch of unleashed from www.johns-toys.com and i order things fron lots of other places too.

Yeh yeh, and its close to us too. Go Massachusetts! ^_~

daring dueler
08-18-2003, 12:09 PM
yes, indeed, in fact, the shipping port is only about 10 minutes away from me, and ofcourse z.
I might go today, that yoda and chian is lookin mighty apatising..:D

krisvds
09-17-2003, 04:56 PM
I LOVE the unleashed :D

daring dueler
09-18-2003, 06:38 PM
thats ummmmm.good hehe. is that all you got to say there?